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GAO discussed the air service problems that some communities have experienced since the deregulation of the airline industry in 1978 and initiatives that may help address those problems, focusing on: (1) why some airports serving small and medium-sized communities in the East and upper Midwest have not experienced the same level of entry as those serving communities that have benefitted from deregulation; and (2) GAO recommendations and other initiatives that may help increase competition, reduce fares, and improve the quality of air service at those small- and medium-sized-community airports.

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